Lucchese or Dan Post? LOL
This is a discussion on Beltman vs Sparks belt within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I ordered a 1.5" belt and CC-AT today from Milt Sparks, tan. Kevin (I think) ask what holster I wanted and I told him what ...
I ordered a 1.5" belt and CC-AT today from Milt Sparks, tan. Kevin (I think) ask what holster I wanted and I told him what pistol (CBOB Commander) and that I wanted a high ride slight cant and he suggested this set-up. He said it was what he wore. Anyway sometime around August I'll post some pics! Thanks all.
I have both, although a little hard to compare since the Sparks is a 1.5" and the Beltman is 1.25" which (I think) lends it some extra rigidity. You can't go wrong with either. Both of mine are holding up well, under regular wear. The Beltman seems to retain its rigidity better, but as previously mentioned, that may be partially a function of width. At this juncture I have a holster coming from Sparks (can't say enough good things about their holsters - this is #5) and a belt from the Beltman. The first time around, I thought as you are thinking - holster and belt from the same source. This time I thought I'd try the alternate path. You won't get hurt either way.
Glad I could help.
I purchased the Sparks "Pebble Finish" belt on flee bay, and when I first received it I was surprise to see the finish. Never seen this before, I initially thought it was shark. In fact I didn't even know Sparks offered such finish. I posted my new belt on another forum and recieved numerous compliments. Tony took the time to explain how they apply the pebble finish. The great thing is, this option is FREE of charge.
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I just might have to order one since shark is so hard to come by now.
Have a great day.
It is true that you have to apply it each day. The same may be true with the KG9. It is just a fringe benefit of wearing leather.
No, it doesn't soften the leather. You only use a drop or two on the tip of the finger. It smooths the inside of the holster also which is the reason I bought it. I had been given a bottle of Leather Lightning, but it is terribly expensive. The KG9 seems to be the same price but many times less expensive.
Twin Carry, how much does a setup like that "DEL FATTI" run? I've never used anything but a pants belt for CC. Is a CC belt worth the money? Obviously most CCers think so, what am I missing out on?
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A word on squeaky leather. One of my Milt Sparks holsters (out of eight) squeaked. I rubbed baby powder into the sewn seams (I've read this is where the squeak comes from, and this is a solution). I used an old toothbrush to work it in. One application only, squeak went away and so far (several weeks w/ about a total week of wear) have not returned.
Regards, T Bone.
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